Remembering Merv Williams
by Sheldon Eric Fried
I am totally shocked to hear the news about the passing of my friend as well as my former work colleague Merv Williams. I worked with him many years at CJAD, Mix (now Virgin) 96 & CHOM. He had an extraordinary sense of humour & shared many laughs. Merv was also extremely talented and I remembered he would work so many hours at a time.
He loved his work at the radio stations and he would always go to bat for the people who knew him and worked with him. Merv is now on stage up above looking at us from heaven and telling us stories that will make us smile and laugh. You will be missed.
My deepest sympathies to his family, friends, & loved ones. My heart & thoughts shall be with all of you during this very difficult and painful time.
(The funeral) was a very emotional day for many people like myself to pay tribute to a former work colleague, a person with a great sense of humor - the late Shannon Mervyn Williams whose life had been taken away way too early as we gathered all together and said goodbye to him one last time.
There were many people who had spoken about Merv; some had amusing stories, while others had sad ones. The turnout was incredible as the hall was filled to capacity of people - many from CJAD, Virgin 96, & CHOM.
It was a tribute to a wonderful Human being. It was nice to catch up with one another however, hopefully in the future, will be under better occasions. There were many stories told and shared by all of us if Shannon. I was proud to work with a dedicated, humorous, and down to earth individual who never had a bad word to say about anyone.
To everyone in Shannon Mervyn Williams' family, thank you for allowing us to get to know him and having the opportunity to work with him.
Thank you also for allowing all of us to all come together and pay tribute one last time in honour of the late Shannon Mervyn Williams - forever in our hearts and thoughts. R. I. P!
Rest In Peace my good friend!